In the Company of Wolves: Resources

Poster and programme

You can download a very attractive A3 poster and programme, specially designed for us by Julie Allington at Grays Associates, Sheffield. © 2023.

OGOM research on wolves, werewolves and wild children

‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans conference, University of Hertfordshire, 2015

In the Company of Wolves: Wolves, Werewolves and Wild Children book

Blog post for EUP on Werewolves and Wildness: The Open Graves, Open Minds special issue of Gothic Studies

Gothic Studies ‘Wolves and Wildness’ special issue

A comprehensive reading list of sources and stories of wolves, werewolves and wild children, together with background reading:

A timeline and excellent resource for finding primary material on wolves, werewolves and wild children, showing key events and writings:

Our education pack, developed for for sixth-formers, that serves to introduce students to the analysis of literature and the ethics of the representation and treatment of the wolf:
Redeeming the Wolf: Educational Pack

UK Wolf Trust

Werewolf stories

From Clarence Housman, The Were-Wolf (1896)

Blackwood, Algernon and Wilfred Wilson, ‘The Wolves of God’, in The Wolves of God, and Other Fey Stories, pp. 1-26

—— ‘Running Wolf’, in The Wolves of God, and Other Fey Stories, pp. 22-73

—— The Wolves of God, and Other Fey Stories (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1921) <>

Field, Eugene, Second Book of Tales, ill. by W. H. W. Bicknell (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1911) <>

Housman, Clarence, The Were-Wolf, ill. by Laurence Housman (London: John Lane at the Bodley Head; Chicago: Way and Williams, 1896) <>

Marks, Jeanette, ‘The Werewolf’ [translation of Biscravlet?], in Early English Hero Tales From 600 to 1340 (New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1915), pp. 68-74 <>

Marryat, Frederick, ‘The White Wolf of Hartz’, in The Phantom Ship <>

Middleton, Thomas, ‘T’he Abbot of Basingwerke, or the Wehr Wolf of Longdendale’, in Legends of Longdendale (Hyde: Fred Higham, Printer and Bookbinder, ‘Cheshire Post’ Office, Clarendon Press, 1906) <>

William of Palerne, in The Red Romance Book, ed. by Andrew Lang (London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1921) <>

‘The rabbi whose wife turned him into a werewolf’, C. F. F.: Center of Folktales and Folklore <> [Jewish folktale]

Reynolds, George W. M., Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf  <>

‘The Werewolf’, in The Swedish Fairy Book, ed. by Clara Stroebe, trans. by Frederick H. Martens, ill. by George W. Hood (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921), pp. 76-92 <>

On the werewolf

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, after Francis Barlow

Baring-Gould, Sabine, The Book of Were-Wolves, <>

George, Sam, ‘Why we should welcome the return of “Old Stinker”, the English werewolf’, The Conversation, 30 October 2016 <>

Hamel, Frank, Human Animals (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1915) <>

O’Donnell, Elliott, Werewolves (London: Methuen, 1912) <>

Stewart, Caroline Taylor, The Origin of the Werewolf Superstition (New York: University of Columbia Press, 1909) <>

Wild children sources

Mowgli receives news from Gray Brother and is told ‘thou wilt not forget that thou art a wolf’

Itard, Jean Marc Gaspard, An Historical Account of the Discovery and Education of a Savage Man, Or of the First Developments, Physical and Moral, of the Young Savage Caught in the Woods Near Aveyron, in the Year 1798 (London: Richard Phillips, 1802) <>

Lane, Meghan, ‘Who was Peter the Wild Boy’, BBC News Magazine, 8 August, 2011 <> [accessed 1 August 2015]

Robinson, Mary, ‘The Savage of Aveyron’ <>